Video: Police arrest alleged armed robber after Hillcrest crash

UPDATE Monday 11am

DETECTIVES have charged an alleged armed robber after a pursuit which ended in a crash at Hillcrest last week.

At midday on Thursday, police say the man - a 22-year-old from Coopers Plains - entered a jewellery store in a shopping complex on Mains Road, Sunnybank, armed with a shotgun.

He approached the counter and allegedly demanded items from the display cabinet, as well as cash.

According to police, he left the store with jewellery items worth about $150,000 and a small amount of cash.

He left the shopping complex in a white Isuzu ute, allegedly stolen from outside a residence in Camp Hill on August 5.

Around 1.50pm police saw the vehicle travelling on Stoney Camp Road, Park Ridge.

They tracked it for a short time, and allegedly saw it cross onto the wrong side of the road on multiple occasions.

The car then crashed into a red Nissan Pulsar hatchback on Middle Road, Regents Park.

The driver of that vehicle, a 23-year-old woman from Boronia Heights, was transported to hospital with minor injuries.

At the time of the crash it is alleged there were three people in the Isuzu. One man attempted to flee the scene on foot before being taken into custody.

The alleged driver of the vehicle, a 22-year-old Coopers Plains man, was charged with armed robbery, entering premises and committing an indictable offence, dangerous operation of a vehicle, unlawful use of motor vehicle and breach of bail.

A 23-year-old man from Underwood was charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and possessing dangerous drugs.

A 23-year-old Woodridge woman obtained leg injuries in the crash. She was charged with one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and breach of bail.

Incident: Police have closed Middle Road overpass at Boronia Heights.

Incident: Police have closed Middle Road overpass at Boronia Heights.

Thursday, 5pm

A man with head and spinal injuries is among three people taken to hospital after a crash at Hillcrest this afternoon.

The accident happened about 2pm on the south-bound off-ramp of the Mount Lindesay Highway at Middle Road, and involved four cars.

The man, in his 20s, was taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane in stable condition.

A female in her 20s went to PA in a stable condition with head and ankle injuries.

A second female, also in her 20s, was taken to Logan Hospital with seatbelt-related injuries.

Paramedics assessed five people at the scene, with two declining further treatment.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said three crews went to the scene, along with a critical care paramedic and supervisor.

The accident caused traffic headaches for motorists, with long delays into the afternoon.


Traffic is at a standstill at HIllcrest and police have closed the Middle Road overpass over the Mount Lindesay Highway after an incident this afternoon.

Witnesses have reported seeing multiple police cars and damaged vehicles on a nearby offramp, which is now closed.

Traffic is heavy in the area. A bus driver told the Jimboomba Times that vehicles were barely moving.

"We've been stuck here for about half an hour," she said.

"It's inching."

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